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Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks headshot


Date of Birth:28 June 1926, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

Height:5' 5" (1.65 m)

Trademarks:Has frequently cast himself, Gene Wilder (1933-2016), Harvey Korman (1927-2008), Rudy De Luca, Madeline Kahn (1942-1999), Cloris Leachman, Dom DeLuise (1933-2009), Ron Carey (1935-2007), Marty Feldman (1933-1982), and Kenneth Mars (1935-2011). Almost always uses music by John Morris Frequently uses the line: "We have much to do and less time to do it in." His films usually contain many Jewish references and jokes Always features one scene in his movies in which the main character is seated and staring blankly, wondering what went wrong, while friends console him. The main villain wears a moustache or a beard Always features a scene where one character is explaining a plan to another, and the latter character repeats everything the former says, including something outrageous. After realizing this, the latter exclaims "what?" The lead character in his films is always a male [Parody] Nearly all of Brooks' films parody a genre or a single film His films often contain references to the film's sequel, which never come to pass. Good examples of this are History of the World: Part I (1981), Spaceballs (1987) and Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993). ["Walk this way" gag] One character says "Walk this way!" (as in "Follow me!"), and another character(s) copies the way he/she is walking (History of the World: Part I (1981), Young Frankenstein (1974) and Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)). Frequently has a bust of his head on the poster of video/DVD cover of his movies. All of his movies feature a wacky song-and-dance number Frequently makes fun of Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany Visual or verbal gags where the characters break the fourth wall and reference the fact that they're in a movie. His main characters often stop and sarcastically direct a line to the camera/audience. His films often make numerous references to previous films whether a poster or cassette or an actual line spoken Despite being known for directing comedies, many of the films he acts as a producer on are heavy, serious dramas References to Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis" Energetic raspy voice with Brooklyn accent Over the top acting style


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The Last Laugh

Directed By: Ferne Pearlstein Starring: Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, Joan Rivers...
Released in UK cinemas Sunday 23rd April 2017 Age Rating: TBC Runtime: 90 mins Language: Unknown Next Showing: Unknown

Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story

Directed By: Daniel Raim Starring: Lillian Michelson, Harold Michelson...
Released in UK cinemas Monday 12th June 2017 Age Rating: TBC Runtime: 94 mins Language: English Next Showing: Unknown

Young Frankenstein

Directed By: Mel Brooks Starring: Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman...
Released in UK cinemas Wednesday 27th September 2017 Age Rating: PG Runtime: 106 mins Language: English Next Showing: Unknown

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Directed By: Alexandra Dean Starring: Nino Amareno, Charles Amirkhanian...
Released in UK cinemas Friday 9th March 2018 Age Rating: 12A Runtime: 88 mins Language: English Next Showing: In 1 cinema on Wednesday 26th September 2018. View Listings

Hotel Transylvania: Summer Vacation

Directed By: Genndy Tartakovsky Starring: Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg...
Released in UK cinemas Friday 27th July 2018 Age Rating: U Runtime: 97 mins Language: English Next Showing: Today in 486 cinemas. View Listings

The Producers

Directed By: Mel Brooks Starring: Estelle Winwood, Renée Taylor, David Patch...
Released in UK cinemas Sunday 5th August 2018 Age Rating: PG Runtime: 89 mins Language: English Next Showing: In 1 cinema on Sunday 9th September 2018. View Listings
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Last update was at 07:58 14th August 2018